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Sensitive species

sensitive species (Science: ecology, zoology) species that can only survive within a narrow range of environmental... Read More

Biodiversity

The biological world or life on earth is a marvel that has amazed us since time immemorial. The rich natural diversity of... Read More

Sensitive

sensitive 1. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects;... Read More

Zoology

Zoology Definition Zoology is an ever-evolving branch of Biology dealing with the members of the Kingdom Animalia. It... Read More

Chlorophyll

Why are most plants green? Have you ever had the same question? Perhaps, you’ve been told that the plants are green... Read More

Recalcitrant

Several words of the English language find wide usage in subjects as diverse as literature, science, social science,... Read More

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Equilibrium

Equilibrium Definition In Biology Equilibrium refers to the state of balance and stability. In biology, equilibrium is... Read More

Archaea

Archaea is a group of prokaryotic life forms distinct from bacteria forming a separate domain of life. They possess... Read More

Ecosystem

Ecosystem Definition An ecosystem is a system consisting of biotic and abiotic components that function together as a unit.... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition A plant refers to any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Tracking the migration of Whip-poor-will in Americas

Eastern whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferous) is continuously declining due to habitat loss and unavailability of insects... Read More

Genetic Mutations

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Genetic Mutations Genetic mutations are inherited variations in an... Read More

Lights’ Effect on Growth

Plants are the primary producers of energy in any ecosystem, meaning that they bring in new energy to it which supports... Read More

Imprinting

What does imprinting mean? Have you watched the TV cartoon show “Tom and Jerry” with an episode of a duck and its... Read More

Geological Periods

Precambrian Times (Most Ancient) All time before life existed, Earth was still a volatile environment, though the origins... Read More

Dinoflagellate

A dinoflagellate is a flagellate algae characterized by their two flagella of unequal length. One of the flagella is lying... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

Susceptible

Resistance, vulnerability, sensitivity, tolerance, and susceptibility are some highly important terminologies across the... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Rhinarium

Rhinarium Definition Rhinarium is the hairless (furless) skin area around the external openings of the nostrils in many... Read More

Blindness – Evolutionary regression? Maybe not!

The recent Netflix's hit flick, Bird Box, surely startled the viewers with the thrilling scenarios revolving around the... Read More

Oxygen

Oxygen Definition In biochemistry, oxygen is the colorless, odorless, gaseous element represented by the symbol "O", with... Read More

Epidermis

Epidermis Definition What is the epidermis? We can define the epidermis as one or more layers of cells forming the tough... Read More

Amphibians & Early Reptiles

Amphibia Definition (Science: zoology) Amphibia is one of the classes of vertebrates. The amphibia are distinguished by... Read More

Calvin cycle

Calvin Cycle Definition The Calvin cycle, also known as the Calvin Benson cycle or the dark reactions, is a series of... Read More

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)   ... Read More

Book lungs

Book Lungs Definition Lungs are known as the organs that help organisms breathe. When we think of lungs, we think of the... Read More

Conjugate

Conjugate Definition Conjugate in a broader sense refers to related pairs of substances or entities that are interconnected... Read More

Antenna

Antenna Origin: L. Antenna sail-yard; NL, a feeler, horn of an insect. (Science: zoology) a movable, articulated organ of... Read More

Independent variable

Independent Variable Definition To define an independent variable, let us first understand what a variable is. The word... Read More

Contamination

Contamination Definition Contamination, sometimes interchanged with pollution, is the existence of live things or... Read More

Thermophile

Thermophiles Definition What are thermophiles? Let us first understand the literal meaning of the word ‘thermophile’.... Read More

photobiology

Photobiology Definition Photobiology, the biology of light, is a subdiscipline in biology. It focuses on the effects of... Read More

Glycocalyx

What is the Glycocalyx? The glycocalyx is a polysaccharide-based gel-like, highly hydrous cellular thin layer, covering... Read More

Biological Cell Introduction

It only takes one biological cell to create an organism. In fact, there are countless species of single-celled organisms,... Read More

Clostridium tetani

Definition noun An obligate anaerobic rod shaped and gram-positive bacterium which appears to looks like a drumstick that is... Read More

Polyol

Definition noun plural: polyols pol•y•ol, ˈpɒlɪɒl A polyhydric alcohol, i.e. an alcohol containing three or more... Read More

The Dinosaurs

Everyone has heard about the dinosaurs. No doubt one of the reasons why is because of their size, another being the fact... Read More